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Cape Honeysuckle-Red

Cape Honeysuckle-Red

Regular price $6.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 6-8 feet
Flower Color: bright red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Cape Honeysuckle-Red, known botanically as Tecoma capensis, is a versatile and vibrant flowering shrub native to South Africa. It's celebrated for its striking red flowers and adaptability to various landscape uses.

The most eye-catching feature of Cape Honeysuckle-Red is its bright red, tubular flowers that bloom in clusters. These showy blooms appear throughout the year, with peak flowering in the fall and winter. The flowers are not only visually appealing but also attract a variety of pollinators, including hummingbirds and butterflies.

Cape Honeysuckle-Red has a sprawling, sometimes vining, growth habit, allowing it to be used in a variety of ways in the garden. It can be trained as a hedge, espalier, or used as a vibrant ornamental shrub. It's also effective when allowed to climb on trellises or fences, where it can provide a lush, colorful display.

This plant is highly adaptable and can thrive in a range of soil types, provided they are well-draining. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade, where it may produce fewer flowers. Cape Honeysuckle-Red is drought-tolerant once established and can handle coastal conditions, making it a great choice for seaside gardens.

Pruning can help control its size and shape, encouraging denser growth and more prolific flowering. Cape Honeysuckle-Red is also relatively fast-growing, making it a popular choice for quickly filling in garden spaces.

Overall, Cape Honeysuckle-Red is valued for its vibrant red flowers, ease of care, and versatility in landscaping. Its ability to provide year-round color and attract wildlife makes it a favored choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of the tropics to their outdoor spaces.

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